What Is College Reading?

edited by by Alice S. Horning, Deborah-Lee Gollnitz, and Cynthia R. Haller

Across the Disciplines series
Copublished with CSU Open Press


 “This edited volume is a great resource for anyone wishing to engage questions about how to improve college reading. . . . It deserves a wide readership among college faculty and administrators.”
Reflective Teaching

Arguing that literacy instruction is the work of all teachers, K-12 and beyond, this collection offers replicable strategies to help educators think about how and when students learn the skills of reading, synthesizing information, and drawing inferences across multiple texts. What Is College Reading? will be of interest and practical use to any educator facing the need to offer more for students as they exit their high school career and begin the journey of post-secondary education. The contributors describe work in both disciplinary and cross-institutional settings, providing a wide range of instructional approaches and strategies.

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Alice S. Horning is professor emerita of writing and rhetoric/linguistics at Oakland University. Her research is focused on the intersection of reading and writing, concentrating on students’ reading difficulties and how to address them in writing courses and across the disciplines. Horning’s work has appeared in the major professional journals, and in books published by Parlor Press and Hampton Press. Her most recent book is Literacy Then and Now, published by Peter Lang. Her current project is titled Literacy Heroines: Women and the Written Word. She is editor of the Studies in Composition and Rhetoric book series for Peter Lang.

Deborah Gollnitz is Coordinator for Assessment and Program Evaluation in a K-12 public school district in the Midwest. After spending over ten years in the high school English classroom and several years as a leader in curriculum-technology integration, she pursued the study of feedback and the role it plays in student writing development. She comes to the instruction of English Language Arts through a love of writing and focuses on the importance of reading with full comprehension in the development of strong written language skills. Her current work includes oversight of her school district's K-12 ELA, World Language, English as a Second Language, and Reading departments.

Cynthia R. Haller, Professor of English and Faculty Fellow at York College/City University of New York, teaches writing and rhetoric and has served in a number of administrative positions, including Writing Program Director, Writing Center Director, WAC Coordinator, First-Year Composition Coordinator, Deputy Chair of English, and Interim English Department Chair. Her published articles have appeared in the journals WPA: Writing Program Administration, Written Communication, and Technical Communication Quarterly, and she has contributed chapters to Reconnecting Reading and Writing, Environmental Rhetoric and Ecologies of Place, and Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration Across Disciplines.

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Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $35.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-860-5
  • Publication Month: September
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Pages: 310
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by by Alice S. Horning, Deborah-Lee Gollnitz, and Cynthia R. Haller
  • ECommerce Code: 978-1-60732-860-5